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1204, 2021

HCP-MV Moment of the Month March 2021: Three Cheers for Transit

By |April 12th, 2021|Categories: Moment of the Month|

HCP-MV Moment of the Month: Three Cheers for Transit Ohio Passes 2022-2023 Transportation Budget with Restored Resources for Public Transit A scene from Schoolhouse Rocks! "I'm Just a Bill."ABC Advocacy journeys do not always, or even often, lead to happily-ever-afters or victorious celebrations. There are countless advocacy stories that end in heartache, heartbreak, and mourning. Much like the story told by "Bill" in the beginning [...]

104, 2021

HCP-MV Partner Spotlight: Mahoning & Trumbull County Land Banks

By |April 1st, 2021|Categories: Partner Spotlight|

HCP-MV Partner Spotlight: Mahoning & Trumbull County Land Banks A Decade of Demolitions to Grow a Greener Mahoning Valley A lot has changed over the last 10 years. Common sights in 2011 are artifacts by 2021 standards. Technology is always a reliable place to look for what’s new, different, updated, and upgraded—iPods are no more; much of our data and entertainment floats in a cloud or through [...]

3103, 2021

HCP April 2021 Network News Update

By |March 31st, 2021|Categories: HCP News, Monthly News Updates|

HCP April 2021 Network News Update Click the Link to View What's New! April is Minority Health Month, Poetry Month, Keep America Beautiful Month, Lawn and Garden Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Stress Awareness Month. A few April highlights: The Community Foundation has opened the first round for grant cycles of 2021. Applications are due by April 19th at 11:59PM Eastgate Regional Council of Governments is [...]

803, 2021

HCP-MV Moment of the Month February 2021: Building a Healthy Budget

By |March 8th, 2021|Categories: Moment of the Month|

HCP-MV Moment of the Month: Building a Healthy Budget Prioritizing Policies that Put People First Jim Wallis speaks at U.S. Capitol vigil on March 29. Photo by JP Keenan / Sojourners In 2017, Sojourners founder, Jim Wallis, wrote a piece titled “Truth that Bears Repeating: A Budget Is a Moral Document” in response to the cruel budget proposals introduced by the then newly minted Trump [...]

303, 2021

HCP March 2021 Network News Update

By |March 3rd, 2021|Categories: HCP News, Monthly News Updates|

HCP March 2021 Network News Update Click the Link to View the Update! Click HERE for the March 2021 Network News Update. A few highlights: The YWCA of the Mahoning Valley is organizing a 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge starting March 1. WRTA is updating its coordinated service plan for Mahoning & Trumbull Counties and will be holding stakeholder meetings for transit users March 2 and 4. [...]

2402, 2021

HCP-MV Partner Spotlight: The D5 Group

By |February 24th, 2021|Categories: Partner Spotlight|

HCP-MV Partner Spotlight: The D5 Group  Celebrating One Year Working with the D5 Group to Share Our Stories World renowned author and Ohio-native Maya Angelou warns us that, “there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." An important part of the work of the Healthy Community Partnership is to remember that that while we pool and pull together data, we don't forget about our [...]

502, 2021

HCP-MV Moment of the Month January 2021: Leading by Leaning in & Lifting up

By |February 5th, 2021|Categories: Moment of the Month|

HCP-MV Moment of the Month: Leading by Leaning in & Lifting up The Healthy Community Partnership Is 1 of 14 Collaboratives Accepted into National Leadership Program—National Leadership Academy for Public Health The Healthy Community Partnership was created because we know we can do more when we come together than we can if we stay separated. Challenges to living a long, healthy, fulfilling lives are more complicated, complex, [...]

1812, 2020

HCP Moment of the Month December 2020: We Made It!

By |December 18th, 2020|Categories: Moment of the Month, Monthly News Updates|

We Made It! HCP-MV Partners Look Back on 2020 and Look Ahead to 2021 The year started off with clever quips about 2020 being a year for vision, with promises of perfect sight, focus, and precision. Goals were going to be crushed. We’ve since found ourselves ending the year with a smoldering pile of tired, trying phrases like: “during these challenging/difficult/uncertain/unprecedented times;” we’ve had to pivot;” and [...]

1612, 2020

HCP-MV Partner Spotlight: Mahoning Valley Community Health Heroes

By |December 16th, 2020|Categories: Partner Spotlight|

Partner Spotlight: Mahoning Valley Community Health Heroes The Healthy Community Partnership Says Thank You! to Our Community Health Heroes for Their Service During the COVID-19 Pandemic For our final Partner Spotlight of 2020, it seemed not only appropriate but essential to recognize our partners who have been standing in the spotlight this entire year: our Community Health Heroes. Powerful image of a healthcare worker keeping a [...]

1811, 2020

HCP-MV Partner Spotlight: Lake to River Food Cooperative

By |November 18th, 2020|Categories: Partner Spotlight|

Partner Spotlight: Lake to River Food Cooperative It’s November, which signals the shifting from fall’s golden hours to the silvery shades of winter. And, for many, November is also the beginning of the holiday season. Though our holiday celebrations will look very different this year, one of the essential elements at the center of many holiday traditions will stay the same: food.  At HCP, we always have food [...]

511, 2020

HCP Moment of the Month October 2020: Trumbull County Partners Transforming Convenience Stores to Community Stores

By |November 5th, 2020|Categories: Moment of the Month|

Trumbull County Partners Transforming Convenience Stores to Community Stores HCP-MV Partners Bring Resources, Partners, and Healthy Foods to Trumbull County Convenience Stores Corner Stores. Convenience Stores. Bodegas. Mom and Pops. Everybody’s seen them, probably even stopped in to grab a soda, a sweet treat, or a scratch off. Though there is likely one within a short distance of your home or office. But, though these small stores [...]

2310, 2020

HCP Collab-blog: Creative Crosswalks Take Shape

By |October 23rd, 2020|Categories: HCP Collab-blog, HCP News|Tags: , , , |

Creative Crosswalks Take Shape HCP-MV Partners Transform Crosswalks from Black and White and Invisible to Bright and Colorful and Visible More than 6,000 pedestrians are killed every year on American streets, according to a report issued by the Governor's Highway Safety Association, representing an enormous 50 percent increase from the first part of the decade. In Ohio, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that pedestrian deaths spiked [...]

2210, 2020

HCP-MV Partner Spotlight: Bill McMahon & Francine McBride—Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley

By |October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Partner Spotlight|

Partner Spotlight: Bill McMahon & Francine McBride Community Outreach and Education at Akron Children's Mahoning Valley October is National Children’s Health Month, and the week of October 19-23 is Health Education Week. So, for the October Partner Spotlight, HCP would like to recognize two members of our team whose work focuses on providing outreach and educational opportunities that highlight the importance of protecting and promoting our children’s [...]

110, 2020

HCP Moment of the Month September 2020: Active Transportation Goes Off Road and Online

By |October 1st, 2020|Categories: Moment of the Month|

Active Transportation Goes Off Road and Online HCP-MV Partners Find New Avenues to Engage Residents in Active Transportation Activities September is always a month of transitions. Summer’s bright lemon-yellows darken to become the well-known mature golden, mustard hues of autumn. Planting season becomes harvest season, a time to enjoy the fruits—and veggies— of our labors. Days grow shorter, shadows longer, mornings crisper, and evenings chiller. Perfect for [...]

1709, 2020

HCP-MV Partner Spotlight: Robin Perry, HCP-MV Network Coordinator

By |September 17th, 2020|Categories: Partner Spotlight|

Partner Spotlight: Robin Perry, HCP-MV Network Coordinator The Healthy Community Partnership-Mahoning Valley is very excited to welcome a new member to our team. Robin Perry will be joining the Partnership as a full-year AmeriCorps VISTA beginning her term on August 31, 2020 and concluding the following year. She will be serving in a role titled the HCP-MV Network Coordinator, where she will enhance HCP-MV’s ability to effectively manage [...]

2808, 2020

HCP Moment of the Month August 2020: A New Day for WRTA

By |August 28th, 2020|Categories: Moment of the Month|

A New Day for WRTA HCP-MV Applauds the Trumbull County Commissioners for Taking the First Step towards Becoming an Official Member of WRTA The Western Reserve Transit Authority, more commonly known as WRTA, is about to celebrate its 50th birthday next year. But, the party has already started. Just during the summer months this year, WRTA has been gifted nearly $2.6 million for transportation improvement projects to [...]

2008, 2020

HCP Publishes Where Sidewalks End Digital Digest

By |August 20th, 2020|Categories: Resources|

Learn about the Where Sidewalks End Art Exhibit and What You Can Do to Make the Mahoning Valley a More Walkable, More Equitable, Healthier Community The Healthy Community Partnership recently published the Where Sidewalks End Digital Digest, which preserves and presents the Where Sidewalks End art as activism exhibition in a digital format. The publication also acts as an educational resource about recent local efforts and investments to [...]

2008, 2020

HCP Collab-blog | Walking On: The Mahoning Valley’s Journey towards Becoming a More Walkable Community

By |August 20th, 2020|Categories: HCP Collab-blog, HCP News|

Walking On: The Mahoning Valley's Journey towards Becoming a More Walkable Region Throughout 2019, the Mahoning Valley was buzzing with activities promoting the benefits of creating more walkable, more connected, healthier communities throughout the region. Walk & Bike To School Day occurs in May every year. For more information visit walkbiketoschool.org In May, as flowers began to bloom, so too did events and activities celebrating walking [...]

608, 2020

HCP Partner Spotlight: Mahoning Valley Farmers Market Managers

By |August 6th, 2020|Categories: Partner Spotlight|

HCP Partner Spotlight: Mahoning Valley Farmers Market Managers This week, August 2-8, is National Farmers Market Week. Farmers Markets have become an anticipated summer staple across the Mahoning Valley. These spaces offer farmers, gardeners, bakers, and creators of all kinds a place to come together to connect with the community and to share good food and stories. 2020 National Farmers Market Week Infographic The National Farmers [...]

2007, 2020

HCP Moment of the Month July 2020: Putting Food Access Resources on the Map

By |July 20th, 2020|Categories: Moment of the Month|

Putting Food Access Resources on the Map Members of HCP-MV and Community Partners Plot Out Food Access Locations to Show Residents and Social Service Organizations Where to Go to Get Good Food The Mahoning Valley has been pinned on the map, so to speak, for a lot of things over the years. Unfortunately, some of these recognitions are less than glamorous, especially when the focus is on the [...]

2007, 2020

HCP Partner Spotlight: From Green to Great—Resident Leaders Improving Neighborhoods One Green Space at a Time

By |July 20th, 2020|Categories: Partner Spotlight|

HCP Partner Spotlight: From Green to Great—Three Resident Leaders Improving Their Neighborhoods One Green Space at a Time Mary Danus, Boulevard Park Neighborhood Association Marguerite Douglas, Lincoln Knolls Community Watch Bobby Reynolds, Northeast Homeowners and Concerned Citizens Over the past 5 years, neighborhoods throughout the Mahoning Valley have seen hundreds of images of ugly abandoned, blighted houses disappear to be replaced by green space. Though these green [...]

3006, 2020

HCP Collab-blog: Collaboration in a Time of Crisis—Thinking Inside the Box

By |June 30th, 2020|Categories: HCP Collab-blog, HCP News|

In times of crisis, we are reminded to “look for the helpers.” And, we’ve certainly heard that quite a lot over the last few months. It is worth saying it again, because we are very fortunate in the Mahoning Valley to have so many helpers here. And, we have helpers who are ready and willing not only to help those with the greatest but also to help each other. [...]

2606, 2020

HCP Moment of the Month: Mahoning Valley Leaders Recognize Racism as a Public Health Crisis

By |June 26th, 2020|Categories: Moment of the Month|

It's Time The Mayor, Youngstown City Council Members, and City Health Officials declare racism a public health crisis in Youngstown On Friday, June 19, 2020, the City of Youngstown declared racism as a public health crisis. In an historic vote held on the historic Junteenth holiday, which celebrates the liberation of African Americans from slavery in the United States, all seven council members voiced their support for this [...]

2306, 2020

HCP Partner Spotlight: Christian Bennett

By |June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Partner Spotlight|

HCP Partner Spotlight: Christian Bennett As Trumbull County’s Food Access Coordinator, I hope to accomplish finding sustainable solutions to alleviate the food gaps within the community. Every day I wake up determine to think outside of the box for new opportunities that will make our communities healthier. So far, I have built relationships with 7 independent-locally owned convenience stores within Warren, Oh that is passionate of selling healthier [...]

1606, 2020

HCP Partner Spotlight: Sophia Buggs

By |June 16th, 2020|Categories: Partner Spotlight|

HCP Partner Spotlight: Sophia Buggs What an amazing time to be alive and working in the valley. Much of my farming, cooking, and wellness consulting have been about connecting folk to the soil, plants, and wellbeing. I’ve always shared my resources off-site at other gardens, kitchens, and businesses. This year plant medicine and land stewardship is the focus. It’s kind of always been the focus of my small [...]

1106, 2020

Healthy Community Partnership-Mahoning Valley Message Condemning Impacts of Racism on Health & Commitment to Working Together to Improve Health Equity in the Mahoning Valley

By |June 11th, 2020|Categories: HCP News|Tags: , , , , |

Healthy Community Partnership-Mahoning Valley Message Condemning Impacts of Racism on Health & Commitment to Working Together to Improve Health Equity in the Mahoning Valley HCP Responds to Recent National Tragedies and Reaffirms Collective Commitment to Address Racism as a Public Health Emergency  Over the past two years, members of the Healthy Community Partnership-Mahoning Valley have been journeying together towards an ambitious destination: To improve health, wellbeing, and [...]

2705, 2020

HCP Moment of the Month May 2020: In Praise of Our Parks

By |May 27th, 2020|Categories: Moment of the Month|

Moment of the Month: In Praise of Our Parks Members of the Healthy Community Partnership celebrate spring with a new parks action plan and community challenge that promotes the power of parks and public spaces to improve physical and mental health Map of Park Locations in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties The May Moment of the Month celebrates collaborative efforts that encourage residents to get out [...]

2205, 2020

Partner Spotlight: Ride On! Community Ride Leaders Part 2 | Kelan Bilal & Justin Mondok

By |May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Partner Spotlight|

HCP Partner Spotlight: Ride On! Community Ride Leaders Part 2 |  Justin Mondok & Kelan Bilal HCP Members Participate in Multi-Day Yay Bikes! Community Ride Leader Training and Create Ride On! An Inclusive Bicycle Advocacy and Education Group  By spring of 2018, the Healthy Community Partnership was about to have our training wheels taken off as we set out to begin our journey towards creating a healthier, more [...]

1905, 2020

HCP Collab-blog: Celebrating Bicycling in Warren—A Cycle in Evolution

By |May 19th, 2020|Categories: HCP Collab-blog, HCP News|

HCP Highlights: Celebrating Bicycling in Warren—A Cycle in Evolution Reflecting on a Proud History with Bike to Work Warren to a Promising Future with Trumbull County Bike Fest at the Warren-Trumbull County Library, Walk and Bike to School Days, and Beyond Contributors: Jenna Amerine and Denise Rising Though the Healthy Community Partnership is still relatively new, the partners and their work have been present and pushing [...]

1505, 2020

Director’s Note: Caring about Nature, Neighborhoods, and Our Neighbors during and after COVID-19

By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: HCP News|

Caring about Nature, Neighborhoods, and Our Neighbors HCP-MV efforts highlight interconnectedness of parks, public spaces, people, and policy The world is in a time of transition and transformation. Winter has become spring, for the most part. Our lives and routines are continuing to adapt to existing in a world with physical distancing. A world where holidays are celebrated on screens. A world where some of us now [...]

1305, 2020

HCP Partner Spotlight: Ride On! Community Ride Leaders Part 1 | Jenna Amerine & Ira Cross

By |May 13th, 2020|Categories: Partner Spotlight|

HCP Partner Spotlight: Ride On! Community Ride Leaders Part 1 | Jenna Amerine & Ira Cross HCP Members Participate in Multi-Day Yay Bikes! Community Ride Leader Training and Create Ride On! An Inclusive Bicycle Advocacy and Education Group  By spring of 2018, the Healthy Community Partnership was about to have our training wheels taken off as we set out to begin our journey towards creating a healthier, more equitable [...]

2704, 2020

HCP Publishes 2019 Year in Review

By |April 27th, 2020|Categories: HCP News|

Check Out HCP's Work in 2019 The Healthy Community Partnership recently published a review of its work and collaborative efforts throughout 2019. Although that work looks very different in the midst of the current health crisis, it is inspiring to reflect on how much is accomplished when partners come together to create community solutions. Read the full 2019 Year in Review here! [...]

1704, 2020

Share Your Smile, Not Your Space Press Release

By |April 17th, 2020|Categories: HCP News, Press Release|

HEALTHY COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP-MAHONING VALLEY LAUNCHES COVID-19 HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCE GUIDE AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITY CHALLENGE Resources and Activities to Help Residents Be Safe, Active while Staying Home FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sarah Lowry Director of the Healthy Community Partnership Mahoning Valley Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley (330) 540-1022  SLowry@cfmv.org HEALTHY COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP-MAHONING VALLEY LAUNCHES COVID-19 HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCE GUIDE AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITY CHALLENGE Resources and [...]

1604, 2020

HCP Moment of the Month: Partners Help Families Access Food during COVID-19 Crisis

By |April 16th, 2020|Categories: Moment of the Month|

Moment of the Month: COVID-19 Food Distribution Efforts HCP Partners organize food distribution efforts to help families access food during COVID-19 crisis As the seasons changed, so did all aspects of our lives, everything was flipped upside down seemingly overnight. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused tremendous amounts of upheaval, uncertainty, and fear throughout our communities. Everyone is adjusting to living in the “new normal," which has diverted [...]

1604, 2020

HCP Partner Spotlight: Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley

By |April 16th, 2020|Categories: Partner Spotlight|

Partner Spotlight: Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley With support from the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley and its three supporting organizations, the Healthy Community Partnership-Mahoning Valley (HCP-MV) is a collaboration of organizations and members who share a commitment to a healthier Mahoning Valley. The partnership’s work has been guided by a steering committee made up of Mahoning Valley residents representing a variety of sectors including the [...]

1404, 2020

HCP-MV Responds to COVID-19 Crisis

By |April 14th, 2020|Categories: HCP News|

HCP-MV Responds to COVID-19 Crisis March 2020 came in and left like a very angry lion. Causing tremendous amounts of upheaval, chaos, and fear in the process. Everyone is adjusting to living in the “new normal” because of COVID-19, which has diverted businesses, non-profits, governments, and residents from their plans and piled on more stress than we’re used to shouldering.  Partners of the Healthy Community Partnership-Mahoning Valley (HCP-MV) [...]

1103, 2020

WRTA Adds Six New Fixed Routes in Warren

By |March 11th, 2020|Categories: Moment of the Month|

WRTA Adds Six New Fixed Routes in Warren Shari Harrell attended WRTA's kick off of it's six new Warren routes on March 2 at the Trumbull Art Gallery. Bus rides will reach most retail and medical centers within the city limits and were free for the first week! Check out WRTA's website for a map and schedules for the new Warren Routes: https://www.wrtaonline.com/services/warren-service/ Photo credit: Trumbull [...]

2207, 2019

Ground Breaking for Lincoln Knolls Community Park

By |July 22nd, 2019|Categories: HCP News|

Lincoln Knolls Ground Breaking Ceremony On Thursday, July 18, Lincoln Knolls Community Watch and many partners broke ground on improvements to Lincoln Knolls Community Park. Residents from the Lincoln Knolls Community Watch have been working closely with the City of Youngstown, Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC), Healthy Community Partnership, and other community leaders to develop a plan and generate support to upgrade the amenities and condition of [...]

2904, 2019

May is Bike Month!

By |April 29th, 2019|Categories: HCP News|

HCP Members Put Together Bike Month Events On Wednesday, April 24, Warren City Council passed a resolution, proclaiming May 2019 as Bike Month. Two Healthy Community Partnership Members, Denise Rising of Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership​ and Jenna Amerine with the Trumbull County Combined Health District (pictured above), have worked hard with other partners to make May an exciting month for Trumbull County! Walk and Bike [...]

1604, 2019

HCP Partners Participate at 2019 Innovations Conference

By |April 16th, 2019|Categories: Events, HCP News, Innovations Conference, Uncategorized|

Safe Routes to Parks walk audit attendees learning about recent infrastructure investments at Crandall Park. (Left to Right) Doris Bullock, Dawn Turnage, Denise Rising, and Danielle Lewis lead a group of Innovations attendees on a Safe Routes to Parks walk audit from the JCC to Crandall Park. Deb Flora, Executive Director of the Mahoning County Land Bank, shares green space projects in Youngstown, Campbell neighborhoods. [...]

1408, 2018

Summer 2018 ODOT Active Transportation Workshops

By |August 14th, 2018|Categories: HCP News|

Valley Residents Learn about Transportation Safety. ODOT Local Technical Assistance Program Workshop with Eastgate Regional Council of Governments trained Valley residents on how to identify and enhance transportation safety. Follow your instincts Aliquam fringilla molestie nisi ut porttitor. Maecenas viverra velit id cursus rhoncus. Mauris sit amet semper enim, quis hendrerit ex. Maecenas eu neque non lectus varius tristique sed ac tortor. Interdum et malesuada fames ac [...]

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